Sorry to all of the fun. fans who were disappointed that the band was forced to withdraw as the opening act for Mumford & Sons "Gentlemen of The Road" tour. However, we can't feel too bad for those fans in Augustine, FL, because they got John Fogerty as an opening act instead. With the headliners playing as his backing band.
fun. was forced to pull out of the tour when when doctors advised singer Nate Ruess against performing due to issues with his vocal chords. Fogerty, the vocalist of classic rockers Creedence Clearwater Revival, was on histus before his own solo tour kicks off in Los Angeles on September 26, so he jumped aboard.
Mumford and Sons weren't the only band to perform with Fogerty however. The Vaccines also showed up, and actually opened with the rocker, before Mumford forced their way into the fold.
"John Fogerty was f-----g awesome" were the words Marcus Mumford is reported to say onstage. The setlist consisted of all Creedence hits. Check it out below:
(with The Vaccines):
1. "Susie Q."
2. "Old Man Down The Road"
3. "Fortunate Son"
(with both The Vaccines and Mumford & Sons):
4. "Down On The Corner"
(with Mumford & Sons):
5. "Born On The Bayou"
6. "Mystic Highway" (a Fogerty solo track)
7. "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?"
8. "Bad Moon Rising"
9. "Proud Mary"
Check out a video of the performance of "Down on The Corner":